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Quitirna: I have never scored a goal like that in my career

23 September 2023

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Fleetwood Town forward Junior Quitirna spoke to the media after his wonder-strike earned his side a point on the road at Burton Albion.

Quitirna bagged his first goal of the season on Saturday, and what a strike it was midway through the first half. The former Waterford FC playmaker has now played nine times this season and impressed the new manager Less Johnson - who again watched the game from the stands due to his historic ban.

The 23-year-old sat down with BBC Radio Lancashire after the match and had the following to say:

On his goal and then game...

"I actually don't know where that strike came from - I have never scored a goal like that in my career, and what makes it better, it was with my right foot, i thought I was all left-footed.

"Today I showed to myself I can do it and I have to say once I cut in the first thing on my mind was to shoot. Before I said to myself if I got a chance, I would take the shot on and today I did just that, happy days! 

"There's mixed emotions for sure in the dressing room. We wanted to come here and get the  three points but on the other hand from the position we were in, we will take the point.

"I thought we were the better team. We had the better of the chances but we didn't take them today - that is just football. We have come away with something today and we will take that as a group going into the next fixture at home."

On life under the new gaffer...

"With the new manager coming in, he's brought something different to the group. The boys are tuning in to what he has to say on the training ground and we are putting it all on the pitch for me.

"I have liked working with him over the last few weeks and he brings a lot to the team. The only way is up from here and I trust what the manager has in place and he just wants the best from us every day."

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